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Most politicians will tell you that their primary focus is to listen to constituents’ concerns and try and improve the things that affect them most. However, whether they actually mean that is up for debate.

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In a follow-up, 8-minute prepared speech, President Donald Trump, Wednesday morning, made a televised presentation to the world, with this lead pronouncement: “As long as I am president of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.”

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With the dawning of a new year and decade, freelance writers and independent journalists find themselves in a precarious situation because of Assembly Bill 5, which took effect on Jan. 1.

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It used to be that when a reporter obtained court documents, they could pretty much guarantee they’d find a decent amount of information on a particular case, however, times seem to be changing.

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Now check this out: Slow wage growth has been braking bad, but the math shows that salaries at all levels and, particularly for workers at the bottom, are now rising nationwide.

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Speaking to the Russian Defense Ministry’s annual Board meeting at the National Defense Center in Moscow on Dec. 24, President Vladimir Putin praised Russia for having developed an entirely new class of weapons.

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As we hail the New Year of 2020, we join with the Wall Street Journal in its pursuit of a reset among the American people, who have been ruined and depressed by the streaming negativity all around us.

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On Monday, congressional leaders announced that their government-wide spending bill for fiscal year 2020 will include $425 million for states to protect U.S. elections against foreign interference and cyber attacks.

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Low- and very low-income people of the Antelope Valley may soon have access to affordable housing, after a vote by the Palmdale Planning Commission on Dec. 12.

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It’s Christmas Eve and that means the big day is tomorrow. Little girls and boys will pen notes and leave cookies and milk out for ‘ol St. Nick tonight, in anticipation of his arrival, which hopefully means they will find gifts under the Christmas tree from that jolly ‘ol elf.

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Matt Murray, editor in chief of the Wall Street Journal, wrote the introduction to an 18-page special section in the Wednesday edition. It’s devoted to the 2010-2020 decade.

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Reality felt like fiction Wednesday night when television screens around the world showed that President Donald J. Trump had been impeached on charges that he had abused his office and obstructed Congress.

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On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives, voting almost entirely along party lines, will impeach President Donald Trump. Next month, the U.S. Senate will conduct an impeachment trial, and is certain to vote — again, almost entirely along party lines — to acquit Trump and retain him in o…

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On Sunday, the United Nations Climate Change Summit came to an end two days after its scheduled closing, with virtually nothing to show the world that it has been called on to protect.

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On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $738 billion Bill that would provide for the creation of the Space Force championed by President Trump, plus paid parental leave for more than two million federal workers.

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It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride in Washington this week, with the Democrats and Republicans bickering back-and-forth, as usual — this time over whether to impeach Donald Trump.

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In a few weeks, 2020 will be here. Who’d have thought it would get here so fast? Wasn’t it just a few years ago, that everyone thought all computers would crash and we’d face some sort of apocalyptic world when the year 2000 rolled around?

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News of Caroll Spinney’s death quickly circulated in newspapers, TV news and on social media. But some didn’t immediately recognize the name. Spinney, you see, was better known as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. It’s a gig he held for several decades — nearly 50 years, in fact.

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Many Americans dozed off during the week, in front of their television sets, and woke up to find a double feature playing in Washington D.C. and Watford, England.

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The 2020 presidential campaign is stuffed with an enormity of clichés including, “Congress members can walk and chew gum at the same time,” “at the end of the day,” “both sides of the aisle,” “the only poll that counts is on Election Day,” “It all comes down to turnout,” “premise of your que…

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Thanks to the marvelous storing capacities available in 21st century computer systems, it’s possible to quickly find alphabetized editorials and other data in digital files.

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Traversing any freeway in Southern California takes planning and patience. Leaving early to be somewhere at a certain time is a must and being patient while you sit in traffic is another must.

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On Jan. 14, 2009, the Antelope Valley Press published information about scientists working to learn how to read human minds. Our feature reported that “The story was on ‘60 Minutes.’ ”

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“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas ...” Let’s back up just a bit. Black Friday was a couple days ago, yet snow fell in the Antelope Valley on Thursday, so Christmas is a little over three weeks away. Someone better tell Mother Nature that she’s ahead of schedule. Actually, someone better tel…